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Catherine Callahan, friend to monarch butterflies

When she began researching her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Medfield's Catherine Callahan was interested in the topic of pollinators, and learned about the dangerous decline of monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies play a vital role in the ecosystem. Flying from flower to flower, their bodies pick up pollen and spread it to the next plant,...
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Santa Claus comes to town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The appearance of Medfield around the holidays has been compared to a town in a Hallmark Christmas movie - it’s decked out in lights and festive holiday decor from end to end. The annual Holiday Stroll brings residents into this winter wonderland to find some great Christmas gifts...
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Santa signals start of holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first day of December is typically considered the first day of the Christmas season. Parents hand their kids Advent calendars. People rush to farms to get their Christmas trees and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Children begin to write their letters to Santa Claus. On the last...
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Holocaust survivors address Medfield Scouts

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More than 30 Boy Scouts from Troop 89, along with their parents and adult leaders, gathered on Thursday, September 5, at Medfield’s Memorial School to listen to 93-year-old Aron Greenfield’s account of surviving imprisonment in nine concentration camps during World War II. The Holocaust survivor and Norwood resident, along with his wife, Martha,...
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Wellesley groups confront plastic waste issue

There are big efforts being made in Wellesley to deal with the huge problem of plastic waste. The problem has been escalating for many years, and China’s changes last year in the standards for buying recyclables has led to a very limited market and a heightened need to reduce plastic waste. Wellesley High School students...
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Girl Scouts plan Easter egg hunt

Sherborn 5th grade Girl Scouts are sponsoring a town-wide egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 10 a.m., with registration at 9:45. The hunt will take place at Pine Hill Elementary School. The cost is $5 per child, and all proceeds will furnish the flowers to be planted by the Scouts at the Memorial Day...
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Dover Scouts hold pinewood derby

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday morning, the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts teamed up to put on the annual pinewood derby at Dover Church’s Kraft Hall. From 9 a.m. till about noon, scouts from grades one through five cheered and jeered as their colorful wooden carts raced down a metal track at...
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Santa returns to town common

By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, November 24, Walpole held its annual Santa parade near the town common. The parade began at Walpole High School at 11:00 a.m., with Santa making his way down Common Street before he ultimately ended at his house on Main Street at the town common. “We all sort of work together to...
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Walpole Scouts build flower garden

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Over the last year, two Girl Scouts from the Walpole Troop 74678 have built and installed a butterfly garden for their Silver Award project. Located at the Neponset View Terrace Senior Living Facility in Walpole, the garden attracts various pollinators to the area and creates a long-lasting, positive impact to the community. Purple...
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Dover Scouts race pinewood derby

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Deeply rooted in Cub Scout tradition is the annual pinewood derby. It’s a half-day at Kraft Hall dedicated to racing miniature gravity-fueled wooden cars, designed and built by the Cub Scouts and their parents. “This is a huge Cub Scout tradition,” said DJ Johnston, one of the den leaders. “We...
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Hurwitz works for Girl Scout Gold

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While we all love the taste of Thin Mints and Caramel deLites, there’s much more to Girl Scouts than the cookies. For the Girl Scouts who remain dedicated to the program, they learn courage, confidence, and character to benefit our world and those in it. As she goes for...
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Girl Scouts replace flags for Memorial Day

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Like clockwork, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts were hard at work this May at the annual Flag Replacement Event at Woodlawn Cemetery. Stanley Spear, Deputy Director of the West Suburban Veterans, handed out approximately 1,000 flags to be replaced and the project took about one hour to compete. The flags were to...
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Girl Scouts build culinary herb garden

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This past summer, members of Girl Scout Troop 74678 worked with the residents of Neponset View Terrace to plan and build a perennial herb garden for their enjoyment and use in culinary creations. The residents took a vote on which herbs they wanted to have in their garden. The Girl Scouts then planted...
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Medfield Girl Scouts present awards

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Nationally, only 3.7 percent of all girl scouts nationally, age 14 to 17 have earned the Gold Award. On Sunday, March 26, Julie Han of Medfield, joined this elite group. At the Gold Award & Ambassador Bridging Ceremony, Julie and seven of her Girl Scout peers were honored. A...
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Young Wellesley sisters give back

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Sanah and Sanya Goenka have been raising money for the American India Foundation for years now. Their fundraising in 2015 resulted in a donation of $3,225, while in 2016, the girls raised $4,625. The two sisters are Wellesley natives. What’s the most incredible thing about all of this? Sanah...
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Rocky Woods offers wreath making and more

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Rocky Woods was recently named an “excite property” by the Trustees of Reservations, and it’s easy to see why. This past Saturday, Rocky Woods offered a wreath-making activity entitled Wreaths from the Trees. This was the first year the activity had been offered, but the property is certainly building...
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Wellesley students honored for being green

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The concept of being green encompasses a wide range of ways in which people reduce waste, reuse things, and recycle materials. On Thursday, October 20, in the Linden Square, two groups of Wellesley Students were honored for their work to help make Wellesley a greener town. The first group...
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A Pilgrimage to Rocky Woods

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff On a Wednesday morning, Medfield's Rocky Woods Reservation is like many other nature preserves in the state. The parking lot is dotted with the vehicles of dog-walkers and casual hikers. A canopy of pines covers one's path into the forest. It is quiet, save the occasional songbird. Suddenly, you catch...
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Medfield Girl Scouts turn 100

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent An older scout dressed in a green sash helps a younger scout pin a celebratory red rose onto their brown sash. Local businesses offer discounts to anyone wearing a uniform. Trills and Chills, an a Capella group, perform on the gazebo. A blue tent decorated in green, white, and...
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Westwood Girl Scouts take trip to the State House

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Cadette Girl Scouts showed their “Girl Power on the Hill” by participating in a day-long program at the Massachusetts State House during their recent school vacation. The group of 80 Girl Scouts and leaders from all over eastern Massachusetts included 30 participants from Westwood. The girls were welcomed to the State House by...
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